Welcome to 2021
Happy 2021 and welcome to our first newsletter of the year! We hope to share great news about Memorial Park on a regular basis, at least quarterly, to keep you informed about events and other happenings in the park. And, if you capture a great photo of the beauty you find in the park, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll share it here and/or on social media.
So what’s happening in the park?
We’re pleased to share that the City of Jacksonville’s long-awaited replacement of the hurricane-damaged balustrade has been underway since early last fall. The contractor, Intron Technologies, is currently overseeing the creation of the new balusters (offsite), and the project is scheduled for completion later this spring. Above are concrete samples created to find the best match in rebuilding the balustrade. Intron used a salvaged baluster to create a mold for the new pieces. Find out more ››
The tree canopy was recently pruned to ensure the health of the trees and provide the proper amount of sun exposure, through dappled light, to the plant beds and grass.
Of balusters and books…
Pieces of Memorial Park’s 600-foot-long balustrade were salvaged after Hurricane Irma and are now available. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Memorial Park Association and will be used for park maintenance. To make arrangements to view the inventory of balustrade pieces — large, small and in-between, email email@example.com.
Purchase the newest book by Wayne Wood, author and historian, about the man behind the sculpture. “LIFE: The Untold Story of Charles Adrian Pillars” is a great read, and a work of art worthy of any coffee table display. More than 10 years in the undertaking, the 432-page volume has more than 200 photos and sells for $49.95 plus tax. Published by the Jacksonville Historical Society, sales through this link will result in proceeds for Memorial Park Association: Order here ››
What’s in bloom?
The Camellias (Camellia japonica “Kramers Supreme”) are currently blooming and have been since late last year (below, left). The Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow shrubs (Brunfelsia australis), are also flowering which provide a fascinating display of flowers from spring until the end of summer. The flowers start out purple and gradually fade to lavender and then white. The shrub also has delightfully fragrant flowers of all three colors throughout its blooming season. On the far right, below, are small yellow flowers from the Soft Caress Mahonia (Mahonia eurybracteata) shrub, which also bloom in the winter.
Our Contact Information
Memorial Park Association
1650-302 Margaret Street, #322
Jacksonville, FL 32204-3869